December 15, 2019 Subject:
Crabbe, St. John - Crabbe 1, St. John 0
Another in PRC's Buster Crabbe (Billy Carson) and Al "Fuzzy" St. John (Fuzzy Q. Jones) series. As you may have guessed I'm not a big fan of St. John's brand of stupid comedy in any of the PRC movies he's in - others think he's hot stuff - take your choice. A reworking of a basic plot, two bad guys, Jack Ingram and Charles King, are trying to gain control of all the local land have pitted the cattle ranchers against the "nesters," by claiming the settlers have been stealing cattle. St. John decides to buy the town's general store and so Crabbe tags along. Soon, they're both in the midst of the trouble. Mady Laurence plays the tough, but wrong headed cattle ranch boss - IMDb says between 1941-46 she appeared in 10 films and was credited in 5 and provides no other info on her. The tough postmistress Marin Sais, according to IMDb, between 1910-53 appeared in 272 shorts/movies/TV shows. Sais was sort of California royalty, descended from some of the earliest Spanish settlers - Marin County is named after one of her ancestors. Crabbe laughs and fights his way through this one - St. John expresses his distrust of women, blusters, wobbles, does acrobatics, gets punched out, and helps in almost accidental ways. A typical Crabbe-St. John B western.
February 2, 2012 Subject:
The correct title is "Oath of Vengeance".
May 7, 2006 Subject:
Pretty amusing movie for such a standard storyline. AKA, a bad guy in town sets up the ranchers and the settlers to go against each other, and the middleman can profiteer of all of the cattle he steals from them too1 New man in town, Billy Carson, along with his ever present side kick Fuzzy, have suspicions about the origins of this feud, so they do a little investigating. Unfortunately, one of the female ranchers, thoroughly disagrees with this reasoning, and rips a new one into Carson every chance she gets. Fuzzy, for good reason stands back while all of this is happening. Pretty soon, Carson tries to stand back and tries to let the feuders realize who is setting them up. But will Carson be forced to intervene again?
You know, the more I watch the Buster Crabbe westerns, the more I like them. Theyre quite lightweight, have plenty of action, and have a great pairing of Crabbe and Al St John sure make a good team. As a matter of fact, John often steals the movie from Crabbe. Hes quite funny with his facial expressions and what not.